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Think Tank on Mental Health Court Diversion for Racialized Populations

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Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Room 240-24, 209 Victoria St., Toronto, ON

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Join the Racialized Populations and Mental Health & Addictions COI as we get together to discuss the challenges and implications of being a racialized person going through the justice system.

The objectives of the think tank are to:

  • Hear from racialized individuals with mental health and addictions issues who have interacted with the justice system.

  • Discuss why and why the criminal justice system should collect standardized data.

  • Find strategies and develop recommendations to improve the wellbeing of racialized individuals who are moving through the criminal justice system.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dawnmarie Harriott, Voices from the Street Coordinator, Working for Change; and

  • Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga

With additional presentations from other Subject Matter Experts & Persons With Lived Experience!

Who should attend?

Service providers, case managers, mental health court support workers, persons with lived experience and family members, Legal Aid Ontario staff, Crown agency staff, and police services staff. *Racialized persons with lived experience/family members who attend the think tank event are eligible to receive honoraria and reimbursement of travel expenses. To receive an honoraria and TTC tokens or inquire about travel reimbursement, please contact Candace Vena at cvena@ontario.cmha.ca.

Participants to also requested to review the CoI's backgrounder document prior to attending the Think Tank.

The think tank agenda will be available soon!

Please note that we have added a webinar live streaming option to join the event as well, if you cannot join us in person!

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